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Accenture (ACN) announced Monday that it has acquired Cirrus, a UK-based leadership and talent consultancy. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cirrus, founded by Simon Hayward in 2010, has 70 experts located in the U.K. and Australia. The company blends leadership, talent, and engagement...

French food company Danone SA (DANOY.PK) announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with COFCO Dairy Investments Limited or CDI, to convert Danone's stake in China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd., currently held indirectly, into a direct holding. Mengniu is a Chinese manufacturing and distribution company...

Chevron Corp. (CVX) said that it has invested in Baseload Capital AB, a Sweden-based private investment company focused on development and operation of low-temperature geothermal and heat power assets. Chevron and Baseload are planning potential pilot projects to test new technology. Baseload Capital...

KKR, Rakuten, Inc. and Walmart Inc. announced that KKR and Rakuten unit, Rakuten DX Solution, have completed their share purchases in Seiyu GK from Walmart. KKR now owns a 65% stake in Seiyu. Rakuten DX Solution owns a 20% stake in Seiyu GK. Walmart retains a 15% stake in Seiyu. The shareholders...

Telecom company BT Group plc (BT_A.L, BT) announced that Jan du Plessis has informed the Board of his intention to retire as the company's Chairman in 2021 once a successor has been appointed. du Plessis joined BT as a Non-Executive Director in June 2017 and was appointed Chairman in November 2017. The...

Distribution and outsourcing Group Bunzl plc (BZLFY.PK, BNZL.L) reported Monday that its fiscal 2020 profit before income tax climbed 22.6 percent to 555.7 million pounds from 453.3 million pounds a year ago. Basic earnings per share were 128.8 pence, up from 104.8 pence a year ago. Adjusted profit...

BayWa AG (BYWG), a German operator in the agriculture, building materials and energy sectors, reported Monday that its fiscal 2020 preliminary earnings before interest and tax or EBIT increased 14.3 percent to 215.3 million euros from 188.4 million euros last year. Revenues edged up 0.6 percent to...

Evotec SE (EVTCY.PK, EVOTF.PK) and Chinook Therapeutics Inc. (KDNY) said that they have collaborated to focus on the discovery and development of novel precision medicine therapies for patients with chronic kidney diseases or "CKD". Evotec noted that the collaboration leverages its proprietary PanOmics...

BridgeBio Pharma Inc. (BBIO) and affiliate Origin Biosciences Inc. said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved NULIBRY or fosdenopterin for Injection as the first therapy to reduce the risk of mortality in patients with molybdenum cofactor deficiency or MoCD Type A. molybdenum cofactor...

electroCore Inc. (ECOR) said that it has reached an agreement with Medistar2 PTY whereby Medistar will serve as the exclusive distributor of the gammaCore Sapphire non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator or nVNS in Australia, supplying therapy to patients suffering with primary headache disorders. The...

Logitech International (LOGI) said it increased its outlook for fiscal year 2021 and also raised long-term financial model. The company raised its non-GAAP operating income outlook to about $1.1 billion from the previous outlook of about $1.05 billion. The company now expects sales growth in constant...

Junshi Biosciences said it will grant AstraZeneca the exclusive promotion right of toripalimab in mainland China for the urothelial carcinoma indications to be approved subsequently for marketing and the exclusive promotion right for all indications approved and to be approved in non-core areas. Junshi...

CAE (CAE, CAE.TO) is nearing a deal to buy L3Harris Technologies Inc.'s (LHX) military-training division for $1.05 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. A deal is expected Monday, assuming talks don't fall apart, the report said. The military-training...

Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) said that its wholly owned subsidiaries Genworth Financial International Holdings and Genworth Holdings have sold about 214.3 million shares in Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited at A$2.28 per share. It represents Genworth's entire ownership position in Genworth...

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) said Sunday that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's or CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices or ACIP has recommended the first single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, for individuals 18...

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